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GCMH celebrates national radiologic technology week

November 12, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

Each year radiologic technologists around the country join in celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW), an event that commemorates the discovery of the x-ray and recognizes the dedicated professionals practicing in the radiologic sciences. NRTW is celebrated during the week that includes November 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895. This week is also marked to recognize the impact and important role of diagnostic imaging in global healthcare. From the routine chest X-ray to the latest hi-tech MRI or CT scan, radiological imaging is a primary means by which physicians detect disease processes in the human body.

Many of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) Technologists have worked for the Hospital for more than 10 years and have witnessed the growth of the department and rapid advances in imaging technology. These technologists work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies and help physicians restore patient health. Radiologic Technologists at GCMH specialize in breast imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and general diagnostic radiology.

In medical imaging, X-rays are used to: Detect strokes, head injuries, herniated discs and abscesses, locate fractures, determine the extent of bone and soft tissue damage in trauma patients, diagnose changes in various organs, diagnose or exclude disease.

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GCMH Radiology Department (L to R): Kathy Camarata, Brittany Anderson, Jan Short, Jodi Melcher, Craig Buskohl, and David Leonard.

The GCMH Radiology Department offers a range of health services including routine x-rays, digital mammography, bone densitometry (DEXA), CT, MRI, and ultrasound. To schedule your radiology exam, call GCMH Scheduling at (319) 824-5081 or toll-free (888) 824-5081. For radiology questions, please call the GCMH Radiology Department at (319) 824-5086 or visit



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